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After Friday’s (Day 3) final race the defending champion Swedes were disqualified by the jury in a protest with the Dutch. That put the Dutch into leadership position and critically took the otherwise doment Swedes drop race.

How quickly racing changes… in Saturday’s (Day 4) first race, the Dutch got a black flag DSQ for a premature start.

Offerman and Ruyter (NED) explain what happened, “we were a little too early to start. It was chaotic, and this was really the day one should take it easy,” they said.

After 12 races, the top three boats are now separated by only seven points with three races remaining on the schedule.

The Dutch lead did not keep for long, “No, but hopefully we’ll take the lead back tomorrow. But the Swedish team is strong. Challenging them is fun, but we can only do our best to see who is best on the water,” says the Dutch. “We have a fair chance.”

Critically, in the final race of the day Swedish pair of Bobeck and Tengstrom scored a 16th place, which dragged them back into the chasing pair of teams.

“It is nice that we have such different conditions, with both large waves and flat water, and a few days of light wind while other days have been with windy. The ones who deal with all the different conditions best will ultimately win, and that is how it should be,” the two Dutch girls says.

TRUNCATED RACE DAY IN THE 49er CLASS

On the junior World Cup’s fourth competition day, the 49er class got tough conditions. The gold fleet sailed two races, while the third race was stopped in the middle of the starting procedure when the wind reached maximum speed and the wave height became irresponsibly high.

The silver field competed on a track even closer to the bad weather, and they only managed to complete one race before they had to stop racing.

These races are postponed to the championship’s final day tomorrow, Sunday. Both fields will basically sail three more races.

The British James Grummett and Daniel Budden both won the two races in the gold field and are thus second-placed overall behind New Zealanders Isaac McHardie and William McKensie.

In the Nacra 17 the Italian pair continue to lead but the title is still within reach of the Danish chasers with three races remaining.

For all results, photos, and video check with the regatta page.

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is famous for its stunning harbours and sailing culture. It is, without a doubt, a world-class racing and regatta destination.

The downtown competition venue offers quick and easy access to a vibrant city with a celebrated culinary scene, fantastic shopping, and dynamic arts and culture. As well as big city sophistication, Auckland also offers an incredible natural setting; beautiful beaches, volcanic cones, island getaways and expansive parks are never too far away.

Home to sailing champions and the highly anticipated 2021 Americas Cup, Aucklanders and New Zealander’s alike are proud of their sailing heritage. Here, the Championship will enjoy huge support from the public.

Auckland is looking forward to welcoming all athletes, teams and supporters of the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 World Championships.

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  1. use our manage2sail registration system to enter your racing information.
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International Shipping Partner

Oceanbridge Shipping are the logistics experts when it comes to major yachting events in New Zealand. Having been in business for more than 37 years they have helped tens of thousands of competitors with all the logistics that goes with competing in regattas around the world.

From the 2016 youth sailing world championships and 2019 Tornado world championships in Auckland to the 2011 Optimist world championships in Napier, they have taken care of shipping for both competitors and regatta organisers. They are the main sponsors of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, which is this country’s premier Olympic and youth classes event, and also a major sponsor and supporter of Yachting New Zealand and other sporting events.

Oceanbridge will have a dedicated team to assist sailors competing in this year’s 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Auckland and can assist with international shipping, customs clearance, border security and trucking. Oceanbridge will have staff on the ground at the event to supervise unpacking and packing and will also handle general queries about shipping to make life easy for visiting sailors and teams. If you wish to ship your boats onward to Melbourne for the next regatta, or return home, they can help with it all.

Their dedicated Marine Team are passionate about boats, international sailors and shipping and best contact is:
Nigel  |  nigelb@oceanbridge.co.nz  |  +64 9 489 6070 (bus.)  |  +64 21 909 703

Where to stay

There is a range of accommodation close to the venue to suit all tastes and budgets. Popular choices are university summer accommodation, Air BnB and hotels or motels. Auckland city centre has approximately 11,125 accommodation rooms available from 5-star international hotels to budget-friendly lodges. There are a number of apartments available to rent and Auckland city centre has more than 2000 motel rooms. We highly recommend considering university summer accommodation at AUT which should be available from approximately November 20.  See Wellesley Apartments. Use the event code 49erNacra when booking online. These 5-bedroom apartments are available for approx. NZ$65(or 40 Euro) per night per bedroom for a very short stay or it comes down to about NZ$51(30 Euro) for longer stays. The rate will include the following:

  • Bedding, linen and towels
  • 5 bedroom Apartment with 2 bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area
  • Communal areas on the ground floor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in the Apartments
  • Towel change 2 x weekly (every 3-4 days)
  • Linen change 1 x weekly (if staying more than 7 days)

Group Bookings should enquire via: shortstays@clv.co.nz quoting the event code 49erNacra also to receive the appropriate rate

For early enquiries please contact: Jude Eades – Regatta Secretary Auck49erNacraWorlds@gmail.com

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